What Would You Do? (OT)
So, as some of you know, I called my babysitter last night while at Dave and Busters to check in and see how the kids were. She says, "Well, we have a problem. We can't find Patrick." (Patrick will be 5 next week.) Then she says, "We're going to check outside. I'll call you right back." This was around 10:00. So she calls me back a couple minutes later and says, "Um, we have another problem. We found Patrick but he was under your bathroom sink (the vanity) and has eaten the whole bottle of vitamins." So my first reaction was to call her everything but a white girl but I told her I'd call her right back. I got on the phone with poison control and to make a long story short, since there was no iron in the vitamins, I didn't need to rush home and take him to the hospital to have his stomach pumped.** Poison control said that he'd probably shit himself silly for 3-4 days and to make sure he's well hydrated. Greaaaaat.
Clay got home before I did (luckily for her) and she was gone when I pulled up in the driveway. He asked her what had happened and her words were, "Well, they were bugging me for a vitamin so I gave them all one. I guess I didn't put the top on all the way. We found Patrick under the sink and he had already eaten the whole bottle." Clay said that when he got home, he saw them run downstairs from our room. He asked why they were in there and she says, "We were on the computer." Clay says, "Didn't Jen tell you to stay out of our room?" She kind of shrugged and said that they were just using the computer. When I got up here, I did a history check and they were all over myspace.com and AIM messenger. By the looks of how many pages and profiles they looked up, there were on there all night.
So my question is....should I go to her mom and tell her what happened? I mean, what is she giving my kids meds or vitamins without asking me anyway? I always make it a point before I leave for the night to tell her, "CALL ME if there are any problems or if you have any questions." Why is she on my computer? Why is she in my room? Why isn't she watching the kids? She had her friend with her to help and she lost one of my kids? If there had been iron in those vitamins (which I normally get them with Iron because my kids are vegetarian) what would be the condition of my kid right now? Obviously she'll never babysit for me again. She's a nice girl but I really feel like I should tell her mom what happened. But then again, she lives right across the street from me and I don't want to make waves. Suggestions?
**Accidental overdose of iron-containing products is a leading cause of death due to poisoning in children under 6. Keep vitamins out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, call a doctor or Poison Control Center immediately.
Last edited by 636Jen; 06-24-2006 at 10:25 AM.